high standard. His latest role heading up the
partner program at cloud-based vendor Intacct will put his skills and experience to the
test as the company looks to further embrace
the CPA community and key VARs.
Career Highlights: VP, Intacct, 2010-present …
VP of channels, Promethean 2008–2009 … VP of
worldwide channels and sales alliances, Deltek Inc.,
2007-2008 … To chief channel and strategy officer,
Sage Software, 1998-2007 ... President and founder,
Macdonald Consulting Group, 1989-1998 ... Director
of management advisory services, Smith & Howard,
1987-1989 ... VP of finance, Resort Storage Management, 1985-1987 ... Manager, Policy Management
Other Affiliations: Board, I TA ... Past board member,
Southeastern Software Association.
Education: Yale University, 1977, BS.
Personal: Born 1955, Dallas ... Married to Cindy ...
and senior vice
& Service Solutions,
Americas – Profes-
sional, Tax & Accounting business
of Thomson Reuters
Mackintosh is responsible for driving growth
of all software and services for the professional accounting market across the U.S., Canada
and Latin America. Her efforts have led the
company into areas such as the leading-edge
cloud computing market.
Career Highlights: General manager and SVP, Workflow & Service Solutions, Americas — Professional,
Thomson Reuters, Tax & Accounting, 2010-present;
to senior VP, core market, Thomson Reuters Tax &
Accounting, 2006-2009; director of product management, Creative Solutions, 2001-2003; Ultra Tax CS development manager, Creative Solutions, 1997-2001 …
Tax consultant, Price Waterhouse, 1994-1996.
Other Affiliations: AICPA … American Marketing
Education: University of Michigan, 2001, MBA; 1994,
Personal: Born 1972, Owosso, Mich … Married to
Craig … One daughter and one son.
Vice president of
and media channels,
The driving force behind
the institute’s communi-
cations initiatives, Maiman has her hands
on projects such as its financial literacy pro-
grams and its Young CPA Network, as well
as overseeing its publications. Her work is
paying off — this year alone, the institute saw
more than 600 million media impressions.
Career Highlights: To VP of communications and
media channels, AICPA, 2004-present.
Other Affiliations: Public Relations Society of Amer-
ica … American Society of Association Executives.
Education: University of Virginia, 1980, MA.
Personal: Born 1957, Brooklyn, N.Y. … Married to
Rhea … Two children.
Maxick & Battaglia
His digital Twitter bill-
board attracted major buzz
and garnered him an AAM award this year,
and Majchrzak is just picking up steam. His
innovation and willingness to take risks is
raising the bar for how accounting firms can
get their message out there.
Career Highlights: Marketing and communications
director, Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs, 2003-pres-
ent … Senior advertising administrator, Fleet Capital
Corp., 1999-2003 … Business development executive, Clear Channel Communications, 1995-1998 …
Regional sales manager, ABC Radio Networks/DJA
Media, 1993-1995 … Marketing representative, Lake
Erie Distributors Inc., 1991-1993.
Other Affiliations: Board, AAM … Social Media Task
Force, Leading Edge Alliance … Founding member,
Upstate New York Merger & Acquisition Council.
Education: State University College at Buffalo, 1991,
Personal: Born 1969, Buffalo, N. Y. … Married to Rebecca … Two children.
McMasters has demon-
strated her ability to man-
age one of the top firms in
the country, expanding its reach through a
series of mergers and acquisitions.
Career Highlights: CEO, Clifton Gunderson, June
2009-present; chief practice officer, 2005-2009; director of assurance, 1989-2005; assistant director of
accounting and auditing, 1987-1989; partner, 1985;
Other Affiliations: Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on
Private Entity Accounting Standards … Member-at-large, AICPA Council; co-chair … Past member,
Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council;
Audit Guide Task Force … Past member, SECPS Peer
Review Committee … CAQ … Past member, AcSEC …
Illinois CPA Society … Wisconsin CPA Society.
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham-paign, 1978, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1956, Danville, Ill. … Married to Robert.
President and CEO,
Melancon continues to
expand the AICPA in new
directions, helping form a
panel to examine accounting standards for
private companies, lobbying Washington to
carve out exemptions for accountants in the
financial reform bill, winning an exemption
for CPAs in the tax preparer examination
plans of the IRS, overhauling the Uniform
CPA Exam, and pushing for greater financial
literacy in the population at large.
Career Highlights: President and CEO, American
Institute of CPAs, 1995-present ... Executive director,
Society of Louisiana CPAs, 1987-1995 ... Shareholder,
Bergeron & Co., 1979-1987.
Other Affiliations: U.S. Delegation, IFAC ... American Society of Association Executives ... New York
Society of Association Executives.
Education: Nicholls State University, 1983, MBA;
Personal: Born 1958, Houma, La. ... Married to Patty
... One son.
Vice president of
small firm interests,
Metzler’s travel schedule is
enough to make your head
spin, but he’s not slowing
down yet. Known as a champion for small
firms, he spends his time advocating and acting as a voice for their concerns.
Career Highlights: VP of small firm interests, AICPA,
2003-present ... Co-founder, ConvergenceCoaching,
2000-2003 … Chairman, GEMKO Information Group
Inc., 1995-2002 ... Partner, Gaines Metzler Kriner &
Other Affiliations: Past president, Buffalo Chapter,
New York State Society of CPAs ... Council of Accountancy, Canisius College ... Advisory Council, AAM ...
Outside board, Perry’s Ice Cream Co.
Education: Canisius College, 1972, BS Acctg.
Personal: Born 1948, Buffalo, N. Y. ... Married to Jean
... Three children, three grandchildren.
With CPA marketing rising
to a higher level of sophis-
tication, AAM continues
to become more visible as
Moore takes the helm. Add in a recent organi-
zation restructuring and a growing member-
ship, and he’s sure to have a busy year.
Career Highlights: Director of marketing and busi-
ness development, Dixon Hughes, 2001-present …
Once and future
The rules change all the time — and so do
the rulemakers. And, just as some of last
year’s Top 100 had to give way to accommodate the new additions, some of the
members of this year’s list will undoubtedly have to cede their spots to movers and
shakers as yet unknown. That doesn’t mean
they’ve lost their influence — only that the
profession is large and wide-ranging, and
no single group of 100 people can claim to
have a lock on it. With that in mind, we’ve
assembled a selection of people who we
expect to be considering for future editions
of the Top 100 list.
The first t wo have stepped into the shoes
of previous mainstays of our Top 100:
Joanne Barry, who took over as executive
director of the New York State Society of
CPAs this year, following the retirement
of long-time influencer Lou Grumet, and
Ed Karl, who takes up the mantle of Tom
Ochsenschlager as vice president of taxation at the American Institute of CPAs. Both
Barry and Karl have long histories at their
respective organizations, and we expect to
hear much more from them.
With the Web changing just about every
aspect of the practice of accounting, we’d
be remiss if we didn’t note two Web-savvy
writers who are using it to revolutionize
the way the media covers the field: Caleb
Newquist, the wry editor of Going Concern
( http://goingconcern.com/), and
Francine McKenna, who helms re: The Auditors ( http://retheauditors.com/).
In the technology area, we’re keeping
an eye on Robert Reid, the new chief of
cloud-based accounting pioneer Intacct;
Ken Koskay, a senior vice president at
the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, who’s leading the development and rollout of its revolutionary CPE
system, Checkpoint Learning; and
Speed Tax executive vice president David
Lahey, who brings years of experience at
Sage to the cloud-based sales and use tax
Finally, we’ve got two people in the
realm of standard-setting who bear watching: Teresa Polley, the president of the Financial Accounting Foundation and one
of the forces behind the high-profile panel
that’s investigating private company financial standards, and former Italian finance
minister Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa,
who’s now chair of the IASC Foundation.